TRENTON - A New Jersey State Police sergeant who led an unauthorized escort of a high-speed sports car caravan to Atlantic City in 2012 pleaded guilty today to altering the license plate on his cruiser during the incident, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
The attorney general’s office said Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry, of Phillipsburg, led the caravan and enlisted the other trooper in the unauthorized escort. In pleading guilty, Nassry admitted that he used black electrical tape to change the numbers on the license plates of his troop car in order to conceal his participation in the unauthorized escort.
Under the plea agreement, Nassry must forfeit his position with the State Police and will be barred from holding a law enforcement position or public employment in New Jersey. The state says it's recommending he receive probation.
Trooper Joseph Ventrella, of Bloomingdale, is trying to enroll in a pretrial program. He will also forfeit his job, according to the attorney general’s office.
Witnesses reported spotting the Atlantic City-bound caravan last March.